Dental News

Veneers vs. Porcelain Crowns

Choosing color for veneer

When it comes to enhancing the way your smile looks, there are numerous options to choose from. Two of the most popular choices include cosmetic veneers and porcelain crowns. But depending on your oral health needs, one may be more appropriate than the other. Advantages to Veneers Placing a veneer over the front of a tooth changes the way it looks without “treating” the entire tooth. They’re ideal for everything from mild discoloration and crowding to smaller or misshaped teeth. When paired side by side, veneers are safe to treat the entire visible smile. Some of our patients refer to … Continue reading

Flossing FAQs

Man Flossing his teeth

What is it about flossing that makes it so confusing and frustrating? If you’ve been wondering if you’re hurting yourself more than helping your smile, here are some of the most common FAQs asked at Wyndham Dental: Why does flossing make my gums bleed? The most common complaint people have about flossing is that it makes their gums bleed or hurt. This usually means that there is a case of gingivitis or gum disease going on. It can take up to two weeks of daily flossing for your gums to stop bleeding. Healthy gums don’t bleed, so if symptoms persist … Continue reading

Is your child suffering from crooked teeth?

child-braces

Straightening those crooked teeth We use different types of braces to straighten crooked teeth in children to give them a beautiful and radiant smile for the many years to come. We offer both conventional metal braces as well as clear aligners depending on the needs of your child. For our adult patients, we have Invisalign braces which are clear and are worn like a gum guard. Your child may experience several complications such as jaw joint pain and wearing down of tooth surfaces if they have untreated crooked bite.  The best time to start orthodontic treatment (braces) is when your … Continue reading